NEW Anniversary Party and Charity Raffle

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It's our first birthday and what better way to celebrate than to return to our space of launch, Avalon Day Spa.

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We believe in paying it forward, so in lieu of birthday presents to ourselves, we want to offer young ladies in need the opportunity to live their dreams with a charity raffle and silent auction to raise funds for the Ruth McBride Memorial Scholarship for Girls in the Game. While we bid on member-donated pieces, we will munch on festive goodies, sip on teas, tour the fabulous themed massage areas and hair salon, and celebrate our milestone with relaxing mini hand and neck massages.

Ruth was a teacher’s aide tutoring special education children for almost 40 years and an enthusiastic sports fan. Being handicapped herself, Ruth had a special connection with the children she taught. Girls in the Game scholarships unites both of Ruth’s passions: education and sports. Her daughter, member Chris Pierucci, has established this scholarship in her honor.

To donate a raffle prize or auction item, please review this document (http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102581467080-141/NEWAnniversaryRuthMcBrideDonations2014.pdf) and e-mail [masked]

The Ruth McBride Girls in the Game Scholarship is a named four-year scholarship. Each Ruth McBride Scholarship will change the game for at least one Chicago high school girl.

During her four years of high school, along with other teen girls from all over Chicago, the recipient of the Ruth McBride Scholarship will be trained in a variety of energizing sports and games, study yoga, learn to eat smart, and develop new strategies to help her resolve conflicts and reduce whatever violence is in her life.


The Team Squad is coached by Girls in the Game’s award-winning staff to develop their skills as strong and confident leaders. As trained leaders, they will lead workshops and teach what they have learned about living a healthier lifestyle to younger girls. In exchange for making a difference in the lives of other young girls, the recipients of the Ruth McBride Scholarship will earn significant scholarship dollars for college tuition, textbooks, or the technical training of her choice.

The Ruth McBride Scholarship will sponsor at least one four-year scholarship in 2014. However, the more we raise, the more girls we can sponsor. It is a unique, exciting and inspiring force for change, just like Ruth herself. When we say “Girls in the Game is a game-changer,” we mean it.

One more fact about Girls in the Game Scholarships: 100% of the girls who received scholarships in our 2013 Teen Squad high school program have gone on to college. Isn't that terrific?

This is just one of the many programs offered by Girls in the Game to help young girls. For more information about Girls in the Game programs, visit: www.girlsinthegame.org.

Avalon Spa has been named in the top 200 salons in Salon Today for the last 9 years. As an Aveda Salon, the spa participated in the Guinness Book of Records challenge of providing the most charity haircuts in 24 hours.

Avalon Spa is located at the Deer Park Town Center which has ample parking available.

UPDATE: Buy Raffle tickets early!! Visit: http://www.ruthmcbridescholarship.com/#!projects/c21kz

UPDATE: The donations keep rolling in! Just look at some of the raffle and auction items you could win at this event!

"It's 5 o'clock somewhere gift basket"
Donated by: AURORA ROSE BOUTIQUE

Double Makeover and Photo shoot
Donated by: RED HARE PHOTOGRAPHY

60 minute Swedish Massage
Donated by: RETREAT MASSAGE CHICAGO

Wire and wax pendant
Donated by: MAIKE'S MARVELS

A Thesaurus of Women--the book
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A Women's History Presentation
Donated by: BARBARA JOAN ZEITZ